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2023 Launch Music Festival (Pennsylvania)
2022 Yahoo Editors Pick Artists of The Year
2021 Recording Academy Member
2021 Fender "Play" sponsor
2021 Tucson Folk Festival
2020 Tucson Folk Festival
2020 CMJ Music Festival (New York)
2019 Genelec Promotional Video
2019 Independent Music Awards Nominee
2019 Big Fresno Fair
2018 Josiah Johnson & Head and The Heart (share bill)
2018 Maggie Rose (share bill)
2017 "Bay Noise" 99.7 Concert SF
2017 Ventura County Fair
2016 "Ones To Watch" (The Blondies) by Live 105/CBS
2011 Named Youngest Ever Gibson Guitar Artist
After being influenced by a solo performance of Eric Clapton's at age five, Berkeley, California, singer-songwriter Simon Lunche developed a precocious knack for guitar. At age thirteen he became the youngest ever to be endorsed by Gibson, but his true voice on the instrument was found in later teen years while playing his cherished 1956 Stratocaster.
Simon Lunche has packed a near lifetime of musical experience into just 23 years. As the creative force behind former Bay Area based indie act, The Blondies, he wrote and produced the band's entire catalog and made his name as a captivating live performer - all between the ages of 9 and 18. After a successful Western US tour for their album "Just Another Evening" the day after high school graduation, Simon was determined to pursue music full time as a solo artist which added a greater degree of creative freedom and sparked an unexpected evolution in his sound.
Lunche composed a song and subsequent guitar melody that inspired multi Grammy award winning engineer Dave Reitzas (Barbara Streisand, The Weeknd) to quickly join his creative company and become a trusted partner. Simon Lunche's solo debut EP, "Never Knew The Night", brings a powerful new depth and dynamic vision to his artistry sealing the deal on a brand of music that he acknowledges as "soul-pop". The world shut down, his tour and festival dates supporting the new album release were cancelled, but that didn't stop him.
Coming off his first critically acclaimed solo album release during the pandemic last September, Simon was sitting alone in his Berkeley, California childhood home thinking about his friends, his past, and the stories he's collected over the past 22 years. Through many phone conversations, lots of laughter, and tears, the late night reminiscing with those close to him created an unexpected flood of memories and stories that he did not want to be lost - they had to be told. Seated at his 100 year old Steinway baby grand with his '65 Strat in tow, the magical stories began blossoming. Simon is now literally having the time of his life re-living and recording the magic for his up-coming second album with his trusted partners Sean Hurley (bass - John Mayer), Lee Pardini (Keys - Dawes), Victor Indrizzo (Drums - Lizzo, Cheryl Crow, Chris Cornell), and multi Grammy award winning engineer Darrell Thorpe (Beck, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Foo Fighters).
Simon is known for his dynamic live performances. Audiences claim that his guitar and voice take them to another place. He has been compared to John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, and James Bay.
"The emotional drive is quite evident in all 12 songs. Lunche punctures the proverbial bullseye so expertly you question where he's been hiding all this time...'Never Knew The Night' is a body of work brimming with musical excellence and magnetic devotions"
WBTVN - Sulavon's SheShed
Sirius XM - The Asher Show
iHeart Radio - Bravolebrity Ali Levine
Live 105 - SF
97.9 FM Houston
103.9 FM New York
103.7 FM Victoria, Australia
Smile Radio UK
Groover Radio France
Recent Press Links
Hollywood Digest - Editors Pick 2022 Artists Of The Year
Popternative - Simon Lunche working on second studio album
CelebNMusic - Music, Performing, Lockdown
PopWrapped - Simon Lunche at Famed Bottom of The Hill
Los Angeles Weekly Times - Major Success and back in the studio
Beat Magazine - Vocal Music Spotlight
Hollywood Life - Back in the Studio Sightings
New Music Weekly - Simon Lunche Releases "Grace"
Naluda Magazine - Simon Lunche Interview
Ballyhoo Magazine - Interview with Simon Lunche
The Vinyl District - TVD Simon Lunche
Forbes Mexico - Collaborates Guitar Solo w/ Sebastian Romero
American Songwriter - Impresses with Debut Album
Pop Matters - Sensuous "Red Delicious"
For Folks Sake - Testament To His Growing Ingenuity
Last December - 2020
Never Knew The Night - EP 2020
Grace - Single 2020
Learning To Love - Single 2020
Kiss Me - Single 2020
Red Delicious - Single 2020
Town By The Sea - Single 2019
Marigolds - Single 2019
Cherry Wine - Single 2019
In My Arms - Single 2018
An Angel's Love - Single 2018
Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco CA
Slims - San Francisco, CA
Brick and Mortar - San Francisco, CA
Blue Note - Napa, CA
Sweetwater Music Hall - Marin, CA
Freight and Salvage - Berkeley, CA
Cornerstone - Berkeley, CA
Bowles Hall at UC Berkeley -, Berkeley, CA
New Parish - Oakland, CA
Shine - Sacramento, CA
Art Boutiki - San Jose, CA
The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA
East Village Lounge - Monterey, CA
Lestat's West - San Diego, CA
SIR Studios - Los Angeles, CA
Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Amplyfi - Hollywood, CA
The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
Linnaeas - San Luis Obispo, CA
The Western - Phoenix, AZ
Columbia City Theater - Seattle, WA
Royal Room - Seattle, WA
The Analog - Portland, OR
Sam Bonds Garage - Eugene, OR
Lana Lou's - Vancouver, BC
Paramount - Cheyenne, WY
Brik - Denver, CO
Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY
Launch Festival - Lancaster, PA
"The emotional drive is quite evident in all 12 songs. Lunche punctures the proverbial bullseye so expertly , you question where he's been hiding all this time"..."Simon Lunche plants his flag clearly and confidently on 'Never Knew The Night', It's a body of work brimming with musical excellence and magnetic devotions"
Jason Scott - American Songwriter
"Soulful singer-songwriter Simon Lunche's 'Cherry Wine' is a sweet and sumptuous jazz tinged single...with guitar skills far beyond his age"
Jonathan Frahm - Pop Matters
"Voice baked between a rich stack of guitar, a neck nuzzle of intimacy, skin soft and flaky, flows down the eardrums replenishing the well of romance. He's a dazling crooner, bringing his listeners to their knees, with a penchant for stinging guitars"
Jason Scott - B-Sides and Badlands
"Simon Lunche does something rare in modern pop music, though there is much more going on here than mere pop. The sound of a man bearing his soul, of being as open, honest and vulnerable as you can be, and all in the name of love. It just doesn't happen these days. Of all the lyrical sentiment and lovelorn rhetoric that pop is traditionally built on, I can't remember the last time I heard a record in that genre that felt anything other than a calculated bid to win the listeners pop dollar rather than pull on their heartstrings. Simon Lunche is here to re-write that wrong. Anyone who can capture such emotion and heart-on-(record) sleeve romance in such straight forward musical lines is going to be an artist you'll want to keep an eye on. Dripping with all the qualities that made Jeff Buckley's music so memorable"
Dave Franklin - Dancing About Architecture
"Move over Ed Sheeran, there's a new heartbreaker in town. Reminiscent of songwriter greats John Mayer and Jeff Buckley. I can't wait to hear more!"
"Lunche channels influences such as Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison, which makes his lyricism and instrumentation deep, insightful, and gorgeously haunting"
"Pop with an infusion of R&B and soul...A delicious sonic layer cake!"
"His singing and songwriting induces the kind of emotion that leaves you speechless"
Samantha Stevens - Penns Eye View
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